Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 11 Days

Trip Facts
DestinationNepal
ActivityAnnapurna Treks
AccommodationHotel in Pokhara and Hotel/Lodge/ Tea House during the trek
RegionAnnapurna Region
Distance110km/68Miles
Start / End pointKathmandu / Kathmandu
Duration11 Days
Max. Altitude4,130m at Annapurna Base Camp
Meals IncludedBreakfast in a hotel in Pokhara and all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek
Group size2 - 30
Nature of TrekLodge to Lodge Trekking
Best SeasonFeb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec.
Trip CodeDWTTK03
Activity Per DayApprox. 4-6 hrs walking
TransportationKathmandu- Pokhara-Kathmandu by Tourist Bus, Pokhara - Birethanti, Ghandruk Phedi - Pokhara on a private vehicle
GradeModerate

Majestic ABC Trek Brief Insight

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most beautiful treks on earth that takes you through different climates, diverse landscapes, and culturally enriching villages. From the Annapurna Base Camp, you can witness the stunning views of Fishtail, Hiunchuli, Annapurna Massif, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho, Pisang, Pungda Danda, in addition to numerous other peaks. Along the way, you will be visiting the famous Poon Hill viewpoint and relaxing in the natural hot water pool at Jhinu Danda.

Highlights of Annapurna Trek in Nepal

  • Tourist hub Pokhara
  • Sunrise views of Annapurna ranges - including Dhaulagiri I (8,167m / 26,795ft) , Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545m), Nilgiri (7,061m / 23,166ft) from the Poon Hill viewpoint
  • Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m)
  • Rich flora and fauna
  • Hot springs at Jhinu Danda
  • Amazing views of Hiunchuli, Annapurna South Annapurna I, Khangsar, Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhare
  • Pretty villages and farmland at Ghandrunk
  • Insight into rural Nepali life

Benefits of ABC Trek with Discovery World Trekking

  • Free airport arrival and departure transfer to/from the hotel on a private transport
  • Online trip briefing after booking confirmation
  • Easy booking and reservation system
  • Multi-channel communication (Email, WhatsApp, Facebook, WeChat, Viber, Skype, Zoom)
  • 24/7 phone communication at +977- 9840055491
  • Easy payment system. 
  • Free excess luggage storage service during the trek 
  • Pulse oximeters for blood oxygen saturation level monitoring at high altitudes to recognize early signs of altitude sickness and other health risks
  • Medical kit
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets arrangement (if you do not have your own


Online Trip Briefing

The online briefing will clear all your doubts about the trek, including things to bring (equipment checklist) for the hike, the itinerary details, and what you can expect on the trails. As soon as you complete the booking, we will email you the available dates and times for the trek briefing, and once we receive your essential documents, we will conduct the online trek briefing.

Comprehensive Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Your journey to the ABC trek starts from an early bus to Pokhara from Kathmandu on a tourist bus. Pokhara is the tourist capital of Nepal, and we are sure that you will be impressed by the beauty of Pokhara. From Pokhara (820m / 2,690ft), you can catch great views of many mountains and fantastic lakes.

The second day begins with a drive from Pokhara via Birethanti (1039m / 3,250ft) to Tikhedunga and real trekking starts from Tikhedhunga, from where we take a trail that passes through paddy fields along the Modi River to reach Ulleri (1,540m / 5,050ft)- the destination for this day.  

The next day's trek takes you to Ghorepani (2,860m / 9,385ft). Ghorepani provides spectacular views of Mt Annapurna massifs, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Dhampas, Nilgiri, Barash Sikhar, and Machhapuchre (Fishtail).

The fourth day will be special, as on this day you will reach the famous Poon Hill viewpoint itself. To make the most out of Poon Hill (3,210m / 10,525ft), we will wake up early in the morning and hike to Poon Hill to catch the dawn breaking at more than 32 ranges of the Annapurna, along with Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri. After soaking in the grand sceneries from Poon Hill, we head to Tadapani (2,630m / 8,630ft) for the night. 

After a night at Tadapani, early morning, you will leave Tadapani for Chomrong (2,165m / 7,105ft). The path takes you through Ghandruk, which descends to the Kirmron River, and you will continue the hike to Chomrong. Chomrong is a popular overnight stop for ABC trekkers.

The following day, you will wake up at Chomrong, have breakfast, and start trekking to the Himalayas (2,890m / 9,425ft). The path follows the Chomrong River through a picturesque village and ascends to Modi River Valley until you reach the Himalayas for the night.

On the seventh day, you will leave the Himalayas and hike to the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). Annapurna Base Camp height is 4,130m. ABC provides mind-blowing views of glaciers, mountain ranges from Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8,097m/26,566ft), Gangapurna, Khangsar Kang, Annapurna III, and Machhapuchhare. We will be spending our night at the Base Camp itself.

The next day will take you out of Annapurna Sanctuary as you retrace your steps out of Modi River Valley to a serene stop point called Bamboo, where you will stay for the night. The following morning, you leave Bamboo and trek to Jhinu Danda (1,780m / 6,393ft). Jhinu Danda hosts natural hot springs where you can relax and soothe your tired muscles. 

If everything goes fine, on the tenth day, you leave Jhinu Danda following the Modi Khola to reach Ghandruk Phedi (1,150m / 3,770ft). From Ghandruk Phedi / Siwa, we will drive you to Pokhara via Nayapul. This is your last day in the trekking region, and you will spend a night at a hotel in Pokhara. Early morning, the next day, we will return to Kathmandu on a tourist bus.

Trekking Annapurna Base Camp is not particularly strenuous but still lets you see the unparalleled natural beauty in the Himalayan (Annapurna) region as the Annapurna Base Camp altitude is only 4,130m. Hence, we invite you to trek to Annapurna Base Camp and experience the Nepali landscapes.

Why Annapurna Base Camp?

While trekking at Annapurna Base Camp, you will pass through diverse terrain, observe traditional highland culture, and experience different climates. You will also catch spectacular views of the Annapurna range, Macchapuchhre, Hiunchuli, and Dhaulagiri.

The ABC Trek is also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek because you walk inside the Annapurna Conservation area. Annapurna Sanctuary is home to diverse flora, fauna, and ethnic Gurung and Magar villages, and it sits surrounded by the Annapurna ranges.

Due to its unique terrain, the sanctuary consists of a flourishing Himalayan ecosystem with drier regions. The region also consists of dainty Thakali villages at the Annapurna mountain foothills. Terraced paddy farms, thick pine and bamboo forests, and tranquility surrounding you throughout your trek can transport you to another time away from the hustle and bustle of the cities.

Annapurna Base Camp trek starts with a 6-7 hours bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara (approx 200km), but you can fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara for an extra cost. We also recommend our clients arrive in Kathmandu by 3 p.m. one day before the trip departure date for last-minute preparations. If, in case, you missed the online trip briefing, it will also provide us time to conduct an in-person briefing. Please note the itinerary below is a general guideline that might need slight alterations according to circumstances.

ABC Trek Itinerary

  1. day1

    Drive to Pokhara (820m / 2,690ft) west of the Kathmandu Valley

    Itinerary Facts
    Driving Hours (205km / 127miles) 6-7hrs

    After an early breakfast, we take a tourist bus (probably a 6-7 hours journey) to Pokhara. On our way, we can see the picturesque Trishuli and Marsyangdi rivers along the green, rocky mountains, rivers connecting each other, and small springs. 

    Pokhara is a beautiful valley known for several lakes - including Phewa and Begnas, and it sits on the laps of Annapurna (8,091m), Machapuchare (6,993m), Dhaulagiri (8,169m), Manaslu (8,156m), and Lamjung Himal (6,983m).

    Pokhara is a tourist paradise with all modern amenities providing all comforts. We encourage you to explore Pokhara to experience different cultures and visit various centers of attractions. 

    • Overnight stay at Silver Oaks Inn (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meal (Breakfast)
  2. day2

    Drive From Pokhara to Nayapul /Birethanti /Tikhedhunga (1,570m). Trek to Ulleri (1,540m / 5,050ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Driving Hours 2hrs
    Trek Distance 7km / 4.34miles
    Highest Altitude 1,540m / 5,050ft
    Trek Duration 3-4 hrs

    After a nourishing breakfast on the banks of Phewa Lake, we take a short drive through the beautiful landscapes and head to Tikhedhunga. The road is quite gentle and passes through Nayapul and then Birethanti. While on the road, you will see stunning terraced farms along the Bhurungdi Khola.

    After Birethanti, it is an offroad drive that takes us to Tikhedunga. The hike starts at Tikhedhunga passes through Sudame and Hile villages, and ends at Ulleri (2073 meters). You will be hiking for about three hours.

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Purnima (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  3. day3

    Trek from Ulleri (1,540m / 5,050ft) to Ghorepani (2,860m / 9,385ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 11km / 6miles
    Highest Altitude 2,860m / 9,385ft
    Trek Duration 3-4 hrs

    Today's trek will be exciting as the trail slowly ascends. From the path, you can savor the views of Annapurna, Machhapuchre, and Hiunchuli snow peaks. As we walk through the rhododendron forest, we can see several wild animals, refreshing springs, and rivers. The path then leads us to Ghorepani, which is a spectacular settlement that lies on a ridgeline.

    The views of the Himalayas from this village are breathtaking allowing heavenly sights of Dhaulagiri I, II, III, IV, V, Tukuche, Dhampus, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Barah Sikhar, Machhapuchhre (commonly known as Fishtail).

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Snow Land (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  4. day4

    Early morning hike to Poon Hill viewpoint (3,210m / 10,525ft) , then trek to Tadapani (2,630m) / Chuile (2,309m)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 11.50km / 7.1miles
    Highest Altitude 3,210m / 10,525ft
    Trek Duration 4hrs

    If you love sunrises, today is your day. Early in the morning, before sunrise, we ascend Poon Hill just in time to view the sunrise on the Himalayas. From Poon Hill, you can see dawn breaking at more than 32 Annapurna ranges along with Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Machhapuchre mountains. Poon Hill is a famous spot for photography, so we will make the most of our visit to Poon Hill by clicking pictures to our hearts' content. 

    After spending time on Poon Hill, we descend to our lodge, have our breakfast, and start the trek to Tadapni (2,630m / 8,630ft). But to reach Tadapani, we will be passing through Deurali (2960m) and Bandthanti. If we arrive early at Tadapani, we will trek a little further to Chuile Village.   

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Grand View Lodge / Mountain Discovery Lodge
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  5. day5

    Trek from Tadapani (2,630m) / Chuile (2,309m) to Chomrong (2,165m)/ Sinuwa (2,340m)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 10km / 6.2miles
    Highest Altitude 2,165m / 7,105ft)
    Trek Duration 5 hrs

    Today's trek will slightly differ based on where we stayed last night. If at Tadapani, we will have our breakfast, and continue our journey to Chomrong (2,165m / 7,105ft), passing Chuile on the way. At first, we pass the beautiful Ghandruk Village and then take a steep descent to the Kimron River before reaching Chomrong. From the way, you will see mind-blowing views of Annapurna South and Fishtail. 

    Chomrong village lies on the lap of the mighty Annapurna massif and is a popular overnight spot for those ascending to Annapurna Base Camp. However, if we stayed at Chuile last night, we stop at Sinuwa to spend the night.

    • Overnight stay at Panorama View Hotel (room with attached bathroom) / Sinuwa Guest House
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  6. day6

    Trek from Chomrong (2,165m)/ Sinuwa (2,340m) to Himalaya (2,890m)/Deurali (3,174m)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 12km / 7.4miles
    Highest Altitude 2,890m / 9,425ft
    Trek Duration 6/7 hrs

    Today's trek is going to be a bit longer. It also differs a bit based on your previous night's stay. If you stayed at Chomorong, you will follow the trail down to Chomrong Khola on steep stones, but then the path ascends through the bamboo, oak, and rhododendron forests to reach Sinuwa. However, if you spent the night at Sinuwa, the trek starts from Sinuwa. You will get to enjoy the views of Machhapuchre and Annapurna snowcaps from the route. The way passes Khuldigar village, descends to Bamboo Lodge settlements, and ascends to Himalaya (2,890 m / 9,425ft). If you start the trek from Sinuwa, you will stay at Deurali for the night. 

    • Overnight stay at Himalayan Guest House / Sangrila Hotel
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  7. day7

    Trek from Himalaya (2,890m) / Deurali (3,174m) to ABC (4,130m / 13,550ft) via Machhapuchhare Base Camp

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 12.5km / 7.7miles
    Highest Altitude 4,130m / 13,550ft
    Trek Duration 5 hrs

    If we spent the last night in Himalaya, we will follow a route through the narrow gorge along the Modi Khola Glacier Valley, past more forests. We will also be passing a large overhanging rock known as Hinku Cave and the lodges of Deurali before making it to the entryway of the Annapurna Sanctuary, which ultimately takes us to ABC. However, if we slept at Deurali, the trek starts from Deurali itself.

    Throughout the day, we will be walking close to the Annapurna glaciers. On our way, Machhapuchhre Base Camp offers us a stunning panoramic view of the surrounding mountains. However, we continue our journey northwest to eventually reach ABC.

    From ABC, we get a 360-degree view of Hiunchuli, Annapurna South to Annapurna I (8,097m/26,566ft), and Khangsar Kang, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, and Machhapuchhare. 

    Today's trek takes you close to several huge mountains - including Annapurna Massif (Annapurna I-IV), Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, Pisang Peak, Paungda Danda, and numerous other peaks ranging from 6000 to 8000m in elevation. This might be the day, which you will never forget in your entire life due to the sheer beauty of the snow-capped mountains that surround you. We will spend the night at the Base Camp.

    • Overnight stay Hotel Paradise Garden Guest House
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  8. day8

    Trek from ABC (4,130m / 13,550ft) to Bamboo (2,350m / 7,700ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 14km / 8.6miles
    Highest Altitude 4,130m / 13,550ft
    Trek Duration 6 hrs

    After leaving our footprints on ABC, it is time to climb down. We will take a path that takes us out of the Annapurna Sanctuary and out of the Modi River Valley. Eventually, we will make it to our serene stopover point called Bamboo (2,350m / 7,700 ft) - our destination for the day.

    • Overnight stay at Buddha Guest House
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  9. day9

    Trek from Bamboo (2,350m / 7,700ft) to Jhinu Danda (1,780m / 6,393ft) and nearby natural hot springs

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 8.5km / 5.2miles
    Highest Altitude 2,350m / 7,700ft
    Trek Duration 3-4hrs

    After a long journey from ABC to Bamboo last day, we continue our way towards Jhinu Danda. First, we take a path that takes us down to Kimrong Khola and then ascends through the serene rhododendronbamboo, and oak forests, eventually reaching Jhinu Danda.

    Jhinu Danda consistently attracts thousands of visitors each year as an exotic place famous for its soothing natural hot springs, where we will also let our tired muscles relax. From the hot springs, you can enjoy the views of rhododendron forest and lush vegetation.

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Park Himalaya (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  10. day10

    Trek from Jhinu Danda (1,780m / 6,393ft) to Siwa/Ghandruk Phedi (1,150m / 3,770ft) and drive to Pokhara (820m) via Nayapul

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 4km / 2.4miles
    Highest Altitude 1,780m / 6,393ft
    Trek Duration 2-3hrs
    Driving hours 2-3hrs

    We have reached our final day on the trekking trails. After leaving Jhinu Danda, we follow the plain dust road along the right of Modi Khola. This part of the trek forms the most relaxing walk of the entire trip. After trekking for about three hours, we will reach Siwa/Ghandruk Phedi, where we will bid goodbye to the trails and drive through the picturesque countryside to Pokhara. We will be spending the night at Pokhara.

    • Overnight stay at Silver Oaks Inn with an attached bathroom
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch)
  11. day11

    Drive from Pokhara (820m / 2,690ft) to Kathmandu (1,350m / 4,450ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Driving hours 205 km /127 miles) - 6-7hrs

    Early in the morning, we leave Pokhara and head to Kathmandu on a tourist bus. The 200 km route first follows the Marsyangdi River and then the Trishuli river providing great views of the natural scenery and terraced farmlands. The bus makes one last climb, and we finally arrive at Kathmandu - the exact place where the journey began. Your trip concludes, and we hope that your journey was pleasurable and rewarded you with lifelong memories.

    Later in the day, Discovery World Trekking will be organizing a farewell dinner.

    Note- You can take a 20-minute flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu at an extra cost.

    • Included standard meal (Breakfast)

What is included in 11 days Annapurna Tour Package?

  • Transportation for Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu on tourist bus
  • Private transportation from Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (trek start)and Ghandruk Phedi (trek end) to Pokhara
  • Two nights accommodation with breakfast (room with attached bathroom) at Silver Oaks Inn in Pokhara
  • Accommodation (total 8 nights): Four nights room with attached bathroom at Ulleri, Ghorepani, Chomrong & Jhinu Danda. Four-night standard room at Tadapani, Himalayan, Annapurna Base Camp, and Bamboo (Generally twin Sharing room)
  • All standard meals (9 lunches, 8 dinners, and 9 breakfasts) during the trek
  • Government licensed Discovery World Trekking experienced trek leader (guide), an assistant trekking guide for 12 or more trekkers. Porters to help trekkers luggage ( 1 porter for two trekkers, max luggage limit per trekker is 9 kg)
  • Guides and porters costs - including meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, and other necessary equipment
  • Water purification tablets
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) fee
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee
  • Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits every day
  • All government, local taxes, and official expenses
  • Arranging rescue operations in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance)
  • Souvenir - company's T-shirt & cap
  • Discovery World Trekking certificate of appreciation after successful trek
  • Farewell dinner at the end of the trek in Kathmandu
What is excluded?
  • International flight airfare
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple entries on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport- (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
  • Excess baggage charges (Limit is 9 kg per person)
  • All accommodation and meals in Kathmandu, before and after the journey
  • Extra night accommodation, meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara due to early arrival or late departure, early return from the trek.
  • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara
  • Personal expenses (shopping, snacks, bottled water or boiled water, hot (tea, coffee) and cold drinks, hot shower, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee, extra porters, etc
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation along with medical coverage
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by circumstances outside company control like landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc
  • All the costs and expenses, which are not listed in "What is included in the 11 days Annapurna Tour Package?" above will be counted as excludes

Official Annapurna Base Camp Trek Map

Equipment list for ABC Tour Package

Depending on the season, you need different gear (clothing) for ABC Trek, but here is a list we have compiled for you. We advise you to bring only the essentials. Your luggage weight limit is 9 kg.

We assign a porter for two persons. Hence, we recommend you find a fellow trekker and pack your things together in a duffle bag with a capacity of over sixty liters. You can store your excess luggage at Discovery World Trekking for free.

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf

  • Winter hat or insulating hat or a wide-brimmed hat

  • Headlight with extra batteries

Face

  • Sunscreen

  • Sunglasses with UV protection

  • Face/body wipes

Hands

  • Lightweight gloves

  • Heavyweight winter gloves

Body

  • Hiking shirts

  • Long-sleeved shirt made of synthetic fiber

  • Hooded rain jacket

  • Fleece jacket

  • Lightweight cotton pants

  • T-Shirt (bring lightweight wool)

  • Polypropylene underwear

  • Down jacket (available for rent in Kathmandu)

  • Sweater

  • Waterproof jacket and pants

Footwear

  • Hiking Boots

  • Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)

Essential gear

  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not)

  • Thermal bottle

  • Water purification

  • Trekking pole

  • Sleeping bag (-15 degree bag is best for high altitude trekking)

Toiletries

  • Medium size drying towel

  • Toothbrush

  • Toothpaste

  • Toilet paper
  • Deodorant/ floss

  • Biodegradable bar soap

  • Nail clippers

  • Small mirror

Personal accessories

  • Money

  • Watch

  • Cell phone

  • Camera

Extra items

  • First aid kit

  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport

  • Notebook and pen

  • Binoculars

Annapurna Trek Difficulty, Cost, Insurance, Safety & Best time

Arrival (free airport pickup)

We offer a complimentary airport pickup and drop-off service to your preferred hotel. On your arrival, a Discovery World Trekking representative will welcome and greet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport.

They will be holding a pamphlet with your name on it, and as a welcome gesture, they will gift you either a Marigold garland or a khada. Then, they will take you to your hotel in a private vehicle. We provide this service so you do not feel alone in a new country. 

 

Trek start

Your Annapurna trek starts in Kathmandu. We will welcome you at Tribhuwan International Airport and transfer you to your hotel in a private vehicle. However, we request you arrive in Kathmandu at least one day early before 3 pm for last-minute preparations.

If, in case, you missed the online trip briefing, it will also provide us time to conduct an in-person briefing. On the trek departure day, we will head to Pokhara. The tourist bus departs around 7 am from Sorakhutte, Kathmandu.

Transportation by tourist bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara is included in the package. You can take a 25-minute domestic flight to Pokhara or use a private vehicle for an additional cost.

 

Accommodation

ABC Trek includes an eight-night lodge-to-lodge stay at trekking regions and a two-night stay in a hotel in Pokhara. We provide four nights stay in rooms with an attached bathroom at Ulleri, Ghorepani, Chomrong, and Jhinu Danda, and four nights stay in standard rooms at Tadapani, Himalayan, ABC, and Bamboo (Generally twin Sharing room).

For a solo trekker, we provide a single private room with an attached bathroom wherever available and single private accommodation in other places.

You will spend two nights in Pokhara at a hotel in a room with an attached bathroom, TV, 24-hour hot water, power, and laundry facility. You will need two nights hotel stay in Kathmandu before and after the trek but is not included in the package. Kathmandu provides a range of hotels to fit your budget and tastes. 

 

Meals

ABC Trek takes place in the high Himalayas, so you need plenty of nutritious food. You will get plenty of nourishing food in trek regions, but you will not have as many options as in the cities.

You will get 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, and 9 dinners during the trek.

The menu items in trek regions include - local, Asian, and Western cuisine, but as we go up, the menu gets shorter and shorter. While in Nepal, you should try popular Nepali foods like dal (lentils), bhat (rice), tarkari (curry), momos (dumplings), and Chow Mein (noodles).

Moreover, we highly recommend you eat fresh vegetables and take liquids such as - green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea, and garlic soup(must) at high altitudes.

Though plenty of non-veg items will be available in the trekking regions, we recommend you avoid them for hygiene concerns. Moreover, we also encourage you to avoid dairy items, cheese items, alcoholic drinks, caffeinated items, and hot chocolates. 

All personal bills (alcoholic, hot (tea, coffee), and cold drinks) in tea houses/ lodges or cafes except standard meals(breakfast, lunch, and dinner with seasonal fruits) are excluded from the package.


Luggage

Our package covers porter costs. However, your luggage weight limit is 9 kg. We provide one porter for every two trekkers. Hence, we advise you to find a fellow trekker and pack your things together in a duffle bag of over sixty liters. Our porters will carry up to 18 kg weight only.

If you need a porter for yourself, we can arrange it for you. We also expect you to carry a small backpack for your jewelry and essential documents. You can store your extra luggage at the Discovery World Trekking store for free.


Typical day

Each trekking day brings you new experiences. You will visit new places, see stunning landscapes, meet locals, and learn about their traditions and culture. Our guides will provide you with information about the places as you visit them.

The trek begins around seven to eight am, depending on the trek length to cover and the nature of the hike. After trekking for around three hours, we will serve you lunch often on the way to that day’s trek destination.

We will let you rest for around an hour before continuing the trek. The afternoon trek will be shorter. Once you reach that day’s destination, you can snack on your extra-dietary supplements and then explore the new destination until dark. 

We will serve you dinner around six to seven pm. After dinner, your trek leader will brief you about the next day’s plan. After this briefing and before heading to bed, you can entertain yourself. You can play games like cards and Monopoly, or watch videos. Some trekkers also prefer to learn light Nepali words from our crew.


Electricity and water

Electricity is readily available at the en-route shops and in lodges, you will be staying in. You can recharge your electronics from these lodges by paying a small fee. Similarly, you can easily buy packed mineral water from en-route shops.

However, trek regions can refuse you from taking plastic bottles. Hence, we advise you to bring a water bottle and fill it with boiled/filtered water. Though you will find taps, wells, and rivers in the trek region, do not drink from them. The water may not be potable.

Communication

The lodge/tea houses in the trek regions are internet-connected. Hence, you can use the internet from these lodges by paying a small fee. You can even buy a local SIM in Kathmandu, but the signals may not be strong at high altitudes.

Our office remains in contact with all trek teams via trek guide at least once a day daily through mobile to ensure that the trek is progressing as intended.


Tipping

Nepali culture accepts tipping and considers it a sign of providing great service. Tipping is at the trekkers' discretion and should reflect service quality. We advise you to tip as a group at the end of the trip. 

Trek End

On the eleventh day, you will board a bus from Pokhara and head back to Kathmandu. The bus ride will last around seven hours. You also have the option to board a 20-minute flight to Kathmandu from Pokhara at an extra cost. Later in the evening, we will host a farewell dinner in Kathmandu.


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After completing ABC trekking, Discovery World Trekking will organize a farewell dinner in Kathmandu. After the dinner, the company will present you with a trekking achievement certificate (hard copy). You can provide trek feedback at travel portals after dinner.

 

Useful Info

Please note that the itinerary listed above may be modified in case of unforeseen events such as bad weather or lodging unavailability. In such cases, your trip leader will create a new itinerary based on the interest of trekking members.

 

Trip extension

After completing the ABC Trek, if you have extra days in Nepal, we can arrange sightseeing tours in and around Kathmandu Valley. You can also go for a Chitwan jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, canyoning, or other treks.

 

Departure

On the day of your flight back to your country, we will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport. We hope you enjoyed your trek in Nepal and will be back for more trips.

Trek season

Weather is the most decisive factor while trekking to ABC. Though a hike to Base Camp is possible throughout the year, you will get the most comfortable weather and the best views during spring and autumn.

However, if you are adventurous, you can trek during winter or monsoon. Discovery World Trekking conducts ABC Trek throughout the year. 

Here is a snapshot of weather conditions at high elevations in the ABC regions during different seasons. 

  • March-May (Spring)

Spring (March-May) is one of the most favorable seasons for the Annapurna Base Camp trek. During these months, the weather is mild, the rainfall is low, and the trekking conditions are perfect. The mean daily temperature in the ABC is between 10 to 0°C. Lower trek regions are even warmer.

The temperature starts rising from mid-March up to mid-May. Spring weather is cool, the skies are clear, and you can enjoy the clearest mountain views. The trekking season begins after March and, by April, the trek route looks inviting with red, pink, and white rhododendron flowers. 

  • June to August (Summer)

June to August is summer in Nepal, but it coincides with the monsoon. Though in high elevations, the temperatures are high, the rain makes the trails wet and slippery. 

The day temperatures at high elevations usually range from 10°C to 23°C and get relatively colder at night ( 5°C to 10°C). Mornings are often clear, but the clouds build up in the afternoon and disappear at night. During summer, the vegetation blooms and provides lush views you cannot catch in other seasons.

  • September to November (Autumn)

Autumn (September, October, November), like spring, is a perfect season to trek to the ABC due to moderate temperatures, mild wind, and low precipitation.

During this season, the sun shines brightly, the skies are clear, and you get a superb view of the mountains. The night skies are also clear, allowing you to observe the wonderful night sky.

The monsoons will be over by early September, and the weather ranges from mild to warm days. Daytime temperatures can reach 20°C in high altitudes - the nights are colder with temperatures around 5°C.

The greens that grew during the monsoon fade to golden/amber providing a spectacular contrast against the crystal blue skies, and grains start to ripe in the terraced fields.

The environment is clean, and the lowlands are lush. The biggest festivals of Nepal - Dashain & Tihar- also fall during these seasons, letting you enjoy the festive mood.

  • December to February (Winter)

Winter (December - February) treks to the ABC are moderately popular. ABC Trek regions are cold during this season, but this excites adventurous trekkers. At the ABC, the temperature can get as low as -10°C.

The coldest time is from December to early February after late February, the weather gradually warms. Daytimes are relatively warm with plenty of sunshine.

Despite being cold, the winter skies are usually clear, mountain views are at their best with snowy caps, and the trails are the least busy. It may not be the best trek season for beginners, but experienced trekkers will have no problem.

The weather in the Himalayas is unpredictable and can change quickly.

 Trek difficulty

ABC Trek is a moderate-grade trek. The hiking is usually 6 to 7 hrs daily, with periodic breaks to soak in the stunning mountain views. The trek routes involve long climbs, steep descents, and straight roads. For the ABC hike, experience would be an added advantage, but you do not need any technical skills. 

Trekkers who can hike reasonably for 6 to 7 hours with a light day pack can complete this trek. Some days require longer walking hours. So you must be reasonably fit as trekking at higher altitudes is physically demanding. The fitter you are, the more you will enjoy trekking. You can complete the trek if you are in good health with average physical fitness and have a positive attitude and self-confidence.

Trekkers with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood disease should inform us before booking the trek.

Trek Safety

Our itinerary is well planned, keeping in mind the acclimatization needs. We use standard gear and equipment for the trek. Our guides are wilderness first aid trained. At high altitudes, we will measure your blood oxygen saturation levels.

We make sure that our guests are trekking at their own pace and safe at all times. In emergencies, we will use your insurance to deploy a helicopter to bring you back. You will trek as a group for an added layer of group safety.

 

DWT Team

While trekking to ABC, our qualified and experienced guides/Sherpas accompany you to make your trip full of joy. Porters will carry your luggage, and if a group has more than 12 members, we add an assistant guide. 

Our crew members are the local Himalayan people with high physical endurance and can easily live at high altitudes. All our staff members are precious to us. In addition to salary, we bear the cost of their insurance, clothing, food, lodging, and equipment throughout the expedition.

All our guides and porters receive medical care when ill or injured. We always ensure our staff members are happy because only happy people can make others happy. 

Our staff members have

  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid Training
  • Authorized Trekking Guide Training Certificate
  • Fluency in speaking English and another major language
  • Conservation and Biodiversity Training
  • Rock climbing experience

 

Visa

All foreigners except Indians require a valid visa to enter Nepal. You can get an on-arrival visa at Tribhuvan International Airport or border entry points. 

For visa application, you need a passport valid for at least six months, a passport-size photo, and visa fees. The current visa cost for 30 days is US$50 (to be paid in cash). You can get more visa information at www.immigration.gov.np.

Chinese citizens and citizens of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka) get a free visa. Children under the age of 10 will get free visas.

Some countries are not entitled to an on-arrival visa. So if you are a citizen from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan, you must contact your local Nepalese embassy.


Trek booking 

Discovery World Trekking is a Nepal government-authorized, bonded trek and tour operator. We are members of the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), and the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). 

Therefore, you can book the Discovery World Trekking trips with 100% confidence. We require a 10 percent advance to book the trip. Within a week of booking your trip, please send us the necessary documents like a passport copy, passport-size photos, travel insurance policy, and arrival and departure flight details. 

You can pay through bank transfer, Western Union, or online directly from our site. You can pay the remaining trip cost after arriving in Nepal in cash, bank transfer, or using your credit card. We will also email you the payment details. 

You can book this EBC trek here.

Currency exchange 

Nepalese Rupees (NPR) is the official currency in Nepal. (1 USD = ~130 NPR).
Only NPR is honored in Nepal. Despite the security of the traveler’s cheque, we recommend you bring cash to avoid lengthy bank processes and high fees. Banks and other financial institutions will charge you 4% or more while processing your traveler’s cheque. However, if you bring cash (major currencies) you can easily exchange them for Nepali Rupees in legal cash exchanges all over Thamel in Kathmandu. These exchanges display their ongoing rates publicly. You can also withdraw money in Nepali Rupees using ATMs all over Kathmandu. However, you may have to pay NRS 500 fee to withdraw NPR 35,000. 

Please note that most banks in Asia will only honor new, crisp, and fresh notes, so do not bring old, torn, or faded currency.

Extra personal expenses

This package covers most of the expenses during the trek. However, we do not cover all of them.

You would need to bring spending money to meet various expenses, such as accommodations and food in Kathmandu, meals in Pokhara, to purchase life insurance, clothing, souvenirs, energy bars, bottled water, hot (coffee, tea), cold and alcoholic beverages, etc.

We estimate you would require USD 10 - 20 per trekking day for miscellaneous things.

Travel Insurance 

ABC Trek takes place at a high altitude, so there is a slight chance of altitude sickness and other unforeseen events, such as landslides, government decrees, and unfavorable weather. So, travel insurance is compulsory for the ABC trek.

All trekkers must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate to Discovery World Trekking before starting the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation-inclusive of helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitudes. 

We can recommend insurance companies based on our previous client experiences, but we do not sell life insurance. All trekkers must send their detailed insurance information to us after trek booking. In emergencies, we will use your insurance policy and the other documents for a quick and effective rescue operation.

Please ensure that the insurance company covers the cost incurred for mountain rescue at the highest trek elevations, along with medical fees.

We urge our clients to call the insurance provider and ensure they include helicopter rescue and evacuation up to 4,000m, in addition to medical coverage. Do not simply rely on what insurers state on their websites.

Last-minute booking

It is best to book in advance, but for those who are unable to do so, Discovery World Trekking has a special provision for a last-minute booking. In the case of a last-minute booking, you need to make a 100% trip payment 24 hours before the trip departure date. 

We do our best to operate treks at any time. But in case of last-minute booking, we can not be responsible for delay due to circumstances beyond our control, such as bad weather and lodging unavailability.

Contact us for more information (Cell/Viber/WhatsApp) at 977- 9851054143 (Paul) or email [email protected].


Group & private trek

We organize the group as well as private treks. The bigger your group size is, the more discount you will get. However, you are not entitled to discounts for groups Discovery World Trekking assembles.  

We can handle all group sizes. Each group will have a trekking guide and porters (one porter for every two trekkers). We will also provide an assistant guide for a trekking group of 12 or more.  


Responsible travel

Our philosophy is:

  • Take nothing but pictures.
  • Leave nothing but footprints.
  • Kill nothing but time.

We are an eco-tour (trek) company. We understand that increased tourist visits in trekking regions may disturb the local environment adversely. So, we try hard not to disturb the environment in the trekking regions.   

Discovery World Trekking works together with Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) to organize eco-friendly trips that benefit the trekkers and the locals in the trekking regions.

Notes

The ABC Trek includes fixed departure dates from Kathmandu and Pokhara and but we can plan this trek to accommodate your specific requests and schedule. 

Please review your designated departure dates, and if the departure dates do not suit you, contact us, and we will arrange the trip at your convenience.

We look forward to guiding you to the famous viewpoints Poon Hill and the ABC, through some of the most dazzling landscapes on the planet with the mighty Himalayas in the background.

Trip Departure Dates

Note to solo travelers:

If you are a solo traveler, please contact us via Call/WhatsApp/Viber at +977-9840055491 or email [email protected] before booking the trip to confirm the departure date.

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Based on the opinion of at least 1204 people.

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Adam

Written Apr 24 , 2023

I have recently completed a two-week trek with Discovery World Trekking in the Annapurna region, and I am absolutely delighted with the experience. Our guide was not only friendly and knowledgeable but also surprisingly skilled at playing cards! Milan and Gore, the team members who assisted us throughout the journey, were incredibly helpful.

 

They ensured our itinerary remained flexible, allowing us to adjust based on our energy levels. The accommodations and food provided were of top-notch quality. Moreover, being able to engage in conversations with them about Nepal, mountaineering, culture, and their personal experiences added an extra special touch to the trip. I cannot recommend them highly enough!

Ben R.

Written Jun 26 , 2023

What an absolutely amazing experience! Nepal truly lives up to its reputation, and our guide Hari from Discovery World Trekking was absolutely fantastic. His local knowledge, cultural connections, and exceptional leadership made the trek truly unforgettable. Not only did he provide us with great support and flexibility, but he also went above and beyond to ensure we had an incredible culinary experience during the trek.

 

Hari's remarkable charisma, humor, and passion for his country and village made him stand out. He was like the "Charlie Chaplin of Nepal" with his infectious charm and kindness. Hiring Hari as your guide will undoubtedly leave you positively amazed.

 

The company itself was excellent in every aspect. All the details were taken care of, and the owner, Paul, provided timely and knowledgeable input. He designed a perfect itinerary for us and even took the time to check in with me during the trek to see how everything was going.

 

If you're planning a trek in Nepal, I highly recommend choosing Discovery World Trekking and having Hari as your guide. It will be an experience beyond your wildest expectations.

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Olivia

Feb 01 , 2024

I recently had the amazing opportunity to go on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Discovery World Trekking, and it was truly an unforgettable experience. Throughout the journey, the team at Discovery World Trekking went out of their way to ensure our trip was safe, enjoyable, and memorable.

Our guide was fantastic. His deep knowledge of the region and his friendly demeanor added so much to the trek. He was always there for us, providing support, answering our questions, and sharing captivating stories about the local culture and landscape.

The itinerary that Discovery World Trekking put together was well-thought-out. It allowed us to acclimate properly while soaking in the stunning views of the Annapurna range. The accommodations and meals provided were comfortable and delicious, giving us the fuel we needed for each day's adventure.

Zayden

Feb 15 , 2024

My recent trek to Annapurna Base Camp was an unforgettable adventure filled with breathtaking scenery, exhilarating challenges, and warm hospitality. Discovery World Trekking did a good job arranging everything. The trekking trail itself was well-maintained and offered a perfect balance of difficulty and accessibility.

Throughout the trek, our guide and porters were incredibly knowledgeable, attentive, and supportive, ensuring our safety and comfort at every stage. Their expertise and enthusiasm added immensely to the overall experience, enhancing our understanding of the local culture and geography.

The teahouses along the route provided comfortable accommodations and delicious meals, offering a glimpse into the unique mountain lifestyle. Not to forget, we had a great time Interacting with the locals and fellow trekkers. Overall, I say DWT is a solid 10/10 for making my trip a great one.

4.9

Based on the opinion of at least 182 people in the Travel & Vacation Category.

4.9 out of 5 reviews from tripadvisor brand

E bree glaski

US

May 22, 2023

We did the Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Discovery World Trekking & I 10000x over recommend them. I felt so safe, so well taken care of and looked after the entire trip.


From start to finish the guides & porters made sure we were having the best experience we could possibly have. They went above and beyond to make sure we were healthy, happy, and having a good time. They truly made the trip extra special and will be using them again when I come back to Nepal. We met as strangers and left as friends! Thank you DWT!!!

Daron Teske

US

Sep 2, 2022

I recently had the incredible opportunity to embark on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, and I cannot speak highly enough of Discovery Work Trekking. I would like to separately review our guides and porters who accompanied me on this journey. Their expertise, professionalism, and unwavering support made the entire trek an unforgettable experience.

 

From the moment we set foot on the trail, the guides demonstrated their extensive knowledge of the route, the terrain, and the local culture. Their ability to navigate through challenging sections, provide accurate information about the surroundings, and share fascinating insights about the region greatly enriched the trekking experience. Their guidance ensured that we were always on the right path and aware of any potential risks or obstacles.

 

Moreover, the guides' warm and friendly nature fostered a strong sense of camaraderie within the group. They effortlessly established a positive and inclusive atmosphere, creating a safe space for everyone. Their presence was not just limited to guiding; they genuinely cared about our well-being, checking in regularly to assess our physical and emotional states. I am overwhelmed thinking about them as I write this as I believe the trip would have been different if we did not have their support!

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